Free Sewing and Alterations Lessons

Sewing Machine Troubleshooting: Upper Thread Breaking

“Usually when the upper thread breaks, you’ve got a couple of things going on. The thread could be caught on the thread spool spindle on the top or back of the machine. So, when your upper thread keeps breaking, make sure that it is not caught on the spool itself, or make sure that it … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Troubleshooting Bobbin Problems in Your Sewing Machine

Troubleshooting Bobbin Problems in Your Sewing Machine

Watch Jennifer Wiese as she troubleshoots her sewing machine bobbin dilemmas in this fabulous and informative Howcast sewing machine video! Does your bobbin still have you wound up? If you are still having trouble with your bobbin watch this quick (and quiet) video from Butterfly Embroidery demonstrating how bobbin thread tension is easily adjusted: More about bobbins … [ Read More at SWN! ]

DIY sewing machine repairs

Sewing Machine Repair – Common problems with stitches, threading, tension and bobbins!

Is your sewing machine feeling tired and cranky lately? Why not treat it to a day of pampering and upkeep? Indulge your sewing machine with an “oil treatment“, massage it’s tired noisy gears, tighten the belts and reset the timing.  Save money and do these relatively simple sewing machine repairs yourself at home or in the studio. Troubleshooting tips and techniques … [ Read More at SWN! ]